The Screaming Skull Top 50

3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
 E6 6b

Adjacent Routes
<< Bill and Ben < Saul's Crack  |  Nomad > This Won't Hurt >>


30m. A fine route of great stature that takes the left-hand side of the face. From 3m left of the trees, move up a faint groove to a peg, before moving up right to a narrow vegetated ledge. Move left and head directly up to a peg. Above this a balancy sequence accesses a break and a rest. Fingery and reachy moves up the next section of the face (peg and 2 threads) gain a wide horizontal break. Finish direct.
FA. Gary Gibson 29.4.89

USER COMMENTS

Resin bolt belay added to top of route.
Themeninblack - 06/Jan/08

Another superb wall climb. The new start adds a bit of spice, it feels a bit more reachy and a tad more pumpy than its neighbors but not much harder than This Won't Hurt.
Lee Proctor - 14/Jun/08

Now fully bolted at 7b. Still dusty but a quality route.
Dean Howard - 09/Aug/08

Climbed T.S.S. yesterday, what a shame a brilliant climb has been reduced to a forgettable, not so good 7b sport climb. Bolting this climb really has robbed anyone seeking the full-on and memorable experience it no-doubt once gave.
nick bullock - 19/Jul/09

Completely disagree having done it many times trad. and when bolted. They are the same climb with different gear. The climbing has not changed, just the ethic.
Themeninblack - 27/Jul/09

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